New York School Zone Accidents

By WRSH on August 11, 2022

Dangerous accidents occur in school zones every day in the United States. There are several reasons why school zone accidents occur. For one, there are often a lot of children around and children can be unpredictable. It is also in the nature of school zones that, at rush hour, there is a unique combination of foot traffic, buses, and lots of smaller vehicles starting and stopping to drop-off or pick up students. Busy parents are also too often caught up in the hubbub of their professional lives—rushing to work to be on time or engaging their kids or other parents in conversation when they should be focusing more on the road in front of them.

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Dooring Accidents Harm Cyclists and Motorcycle Riders

By WRSH on July 10, 2022

Cyclists and motorcycle riders in New York City live with the risk of dooring every day. If you have been harmed in a dooring accident, the attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP can help you claim compensation for the injuries and losses suffered.

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How to Know if Your Car is Totaled

By WRSH on April 20, 2022

After a car crash or traffic accident, you, your insurance company, and all other parties involved may disagree about the payout owed for vehicle damages. The amount paid in automotive repairs can be based on several factors, including the age of the vehicle, cash value of the car, and nature of the accident. Unfortunately, because there are so many moving parts involved, recovering the total amount of money that you deserve can be a lengthy, burdensome, and confusing process.

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How Illegal U-Turns Cause Accidents in NYC

By WRSH on December 22, 2021

Driving in New York City isn’t easy. There’s so much traffic, and there are times when it can be really difficult to find a parking space. Drivers often have to change direction to get where they want to go, and sometimes they make hasty decisions. A properly executed U-turn is handy maneuver, but it can be dangerous when performed suddenly or in an illegal manner.

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Hit by a Driver Who Was Under the Influence of Drugs?

By WRSH on December 8, 2021

New York’s drugged driving laws prohibit driving under the influence of drugs and controlled substances. It doesn’t matter if the drugs in question were obtained legally, or even if they were prescribed by a physician. If a person is not in the right physical and mental state to safely operate a motor vehicle for any reason, they should not be on the road.

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How to Get Surveillance Camera Footage of Your Auto Accident

By WRSH on November 28, 2020

If you want to file a claim after a car crash, collecting evidence of the other guy’s negligence is key. While a police report, accident photos, and medical expert opinions are invaluable, hard evidence that shows the accident occurring in real-time can prove incredibly useful.

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What Happens When Automotive Software Fails?

By WRSH on October 28, 2020

Mechanical failure is a genuine threat to drivers, whether it is due to a part that wasn’t recalled or poor service at a repair shop, but what happens when the car’s software fails? Improvements in built-in computer systems allow for a better driving experience, but they can also lead to serious accidents and injuries if mishandled or improperly updated. Depending on where and how it happens, automotive software failure can put vehicle occupants at serious risk of traumatic injuries.

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The Importance of Car Accident Reports

By WRSH on April 1, 2020

If you suffered a severe injury in a car accident, you’re probably not going to stand and wait for a police officer to provide you a copy of their report. You’re likely to be rushed to the hospital, preventing you from taking photos, gathering insurance information, making notes, and recovering critical evidence from the scene of the accident. The good news: police officers are required to investigate the scene and file comprehensive reports that provide much of this invaluable information.

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Uber Makes JFK Airport Helicopter Taxis Available to All Users

By WRSH on November 30, 2019

Uber is making helicopter flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport available in New York City. For around $200 to $225, users can book a trip on the Uber app. The company announced that flights to and from Lower Manhattan were made available to all Uber users starting on October 3, 2019.

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New NYC For-Hire Vehicle Data Hub May Help Reduce Accidents

By WRSH on November 7, 2019

New York residents and visitors can now access an online public data hub for information on how taxis, limos, or rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft are operating within the city. The overall goal is to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety on New York streets. The data hub makes it possible to compare traffic information in all city boroughs.

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